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Weathering the Stormy Economic Climate: Strategies for Conducting Online Legal Research Using Free and Low-Cost Resources

Cornell Law School

Alumni Reunion

June 10, 2011

2.0 NY CLE

Skills Credits

By Amy Emerson

before conducting internet research
Before Conducting Internet Research
  • Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask (Alexa)
  • Example of a phony website
  • The “Deep Web”
initiating your online research
Initiating Your Online Research
  • Research Guides

UCLA – Online Legal Research: Beyond LexisNexis & Westlaw

Georgetown – Free and Low Cost Legal Research

Law Library of Congress – Guide to Law Online

  • Search Engines

Cornell Law Library – Legal Research Engine

Lexis Web

Google

      • Simple Name Search
      • Google Scholar – Legal Opinions & Journals
      • Google Book Search
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Justia

  • Public Library of Law
  • Open Jurist
  • FindLaw
  • Cornell’s Legal Information Institute
  • LexisNexis Communities
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Loislaw

  • Fastcase
  • Casemaker
  • VersusLaw
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State websites, i.e. New York

  • GovEngine
  • State and Local Government on the Net
  • USA.gov
  • GPO Access (being replaced by FDsys)
  • Thomas
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Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations

  • Online Translators: Google, Linguee, Beolingus
  • Legal Systems in the World Today
  • Globalex
  • Official Government Websites, i.e. Legifrance
  • Library of Congress GLIN
  • Legal Information Institutes, i.e. WorldLII
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American Society of International Law (ASIL) Guide

  • American Society of International Law (ASIL) EISIL
  • Treaties: US Department of State, THOMAS, UN
  • The International Judiciary in Context
  • Supreme Court Decisions from Around the World
  • European Union - Eur-Lex
  • United Nations – Documentation Center; Symbols
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Most law reviews are now offering at least their most current issue online for free

  • ABA Free Full-text Law Review Search Engine
  • ABA Journal Blawg Directory
  • Justia Blawg Directory
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Your Local Bar Association

  • LII - American Legal Ethics Library
  • ABA - Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Freivogel on Conflicts
  • Legal Ethics in Technology
  • National Organization of Bar Counsel
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In New York, Supreme Court Libraries provide free Lexis and limited Westlaw

  • Firefox add-on: Jureeka
  • Firefox add-on: RECAP (PACER)
  • The Wayback Machine
  • LII - Basic Legal Citation